Eleven Garioch gymnasts selected for North Training Squad

The Garioch Gymnasts selected for the North District Gymnastics Training Squad: (Back Row): Isla Clark, Erin Fraser, Izzy Tolometti, Leah Reid, Brooke Masson'(Front Row): Teagan Batho, Josephine Wright, Rebecca-Ann Greig, Layla Williams, Aphra Davidson
The Garioch Gymnasts selected for the North District Gymnastics Training Squad: (Back Row): Isla Clark, Erin Fraser, Izzy Tolometti, Leah Reid, Brooke Masson'(Front Row): Teagan Batho, Josephine Wright, Rebecca-Ann Greig, Layla Williams, Aphra Davidson

Garioch Gymnastics Club, based at the Garioch Community Centre, have recently had 11 gymnasts selected for the North District Gymnastics Training Squad.

Selection was based on competition results from 2014 as well as set criteria on each piece of apparatus which needed to be met.

Training takes place in Dundee once a month and is coached by Garioch Elite coaches, Janine Robertson, Cathy Osborne, Emily Bull, Jenny Swan and Jamie Czop as well as coaches from Dundee 2k and City of Aberdeen Gymnastics Clubs.

The Garioch Glitter Girls successful in gaining a place in the North Squad are: Izzy Tolometti (16 from Alford), Erin Fraser (13 from Inverurie), Leah Reid (12 from Kemnay), Brooke Masson (11 from Turriff), Isla Clark (11 from Kemnay), Teagan Batho (11 from Banchory), Layla Williams (10 from Blackburn), Josephine Wright (9 from Alford), Rebecca-Ann Greig (9 from Alford), Isis Mason (9 from Leslie) and Aphra Davidson (8 from Turriff).

These squad results are made all the more astounding, as Garioch are only club in Scotland working at National level without their own full time training facility.

Garioch Gymnastics club are trying to secure their own building, which can be permanently set up as a gymnastics facility. With the amount of children currently taking part in gymnastics in and around Inverurie, the waiting list the club holds and with the ongoing successes of the gymnasts, the club desperately need a permanent facility to maintain and build on these successes and allow more children to take part in the sport at all levels. If anyone can help with trying to secure a building, or with sponsorship for the National Squad Girls please contact Janine Robertson on (01467) 628108.